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Thank You for Your Support 

​Teach For America Chicago-Northwest Indiana is so grateful for our supporters. All gifts help our effort to recruit, select, train, and support excellent teachers and leaders for students in Chicago and Northwest Indiana.



Our Supporters

We’re extremely grateful for the contributions of time, wisdom, money, and more from our network of supporters. An updated listing of our June 1, 2021 to July 1, 2022 list of donors to Teach For America Greater Chicago-Northwest Indiana will be updated soon.

Sustaining Investors ($1,000,000 +)

Mary and Paul Finnegan

Lindy and Michael Keiser

Growth Investors ($250,000 - $999,999)


The Crown Family

Harris Family Foundation / Stephanie and John Harris

Illinois State Board of Education

Rika and Joe Mansueto

The Zell Family Foundation

Stakeholders ($100,000 - $249,999)


Rebecca and Dmitry Balyasny

Best Portion Foundation / Tim Schwertfeger and Gail Waller

CME Group Foundation

Finnegan Family Foundation

Jim and Karen Frank

GCM Grosvenor

Glasser & Rosenthal Family

Harris Family Foundation

Indiana Commission for Higher Education

McCormick Foundation

The Paulson Family Fund

Cari and Michael Sacks

U.S. Department of Education

Whirlpool Brand

Champions ($50,000 - $99,999)

AmeriCorps: Serve Illinois

Bluhm Family Charitable Foundation

Credit Suisse

Elizabeth and Kent Dauten

Cate and Jim Denny

Exelon Foundation

Jill Garling and Thomas Wilson

The Grainger Foundation

Kirkland & Ellis Foundation

Karen and Jake Krehbiel

Mary Liz and Peter Lehman

Lewis-Sebring Family Foundation

The Malkin Family

Polk Bros. Foundation

Alicia and Peter Pond

Mimi and Steve Ritchie

Leaders ($25,000 - $49,999)



BMO Harris Bank

Elliana and Craig Bondy

Helen Brach Foundation

The Brinson Foundation

Mary Beth and Philip Canfield

Jennifer and Matt Darnall

Jamee and Marshall Field, V

The Gies Foundation

Katie and Brent Gledhill


Kovler Family Foundation

Debby and Jack Larson

The Lefkofsky Family Foundation

Evie and Randy Lyon

Kennon McKee

Daniel O'Keefe

Perkins Malo Hunter Foundation

Molly and Jim Perry

Margot and Thomas Pritzker Family Foundation

Amy and Marshall Reavis

Jeanne and John Rowe

Kristi and John Rowsell

Satter Family Foundation

Julie and Brian Simmons

Kathleen and James Skinner


Stepan Company

Sue and Tim Sullivan

Kendra Nichols Wallace

Beth and Bruce White


Robin and Mike Zafirovski

Benefactors ($10,000 - $24,999)


Archer Daniels Midland

Helen and Michael Arkes

The Bill Bass Foundation

Rebecca and Charles Besser

Rebecca and Dan Blumenthal

Jackie and John Bucksbaum

Tyler Cain

Betsy and Patrick Canning

Rita and John Canning

Catherine Mouly and LeRoy T. Carlson, Jr.

Colleen and Brendan Carroll


Lindy Hirschsohn and Chris Coetzee

Costco Wholesale

Dolan Family Foundation

Charles Edelstein

Andrew and Alice Fischer Charitable Trust

Katherine and John Fox

Goldman Sachs

Roberta Goldberg and Mark Shapiro

Andrea and Jim Gordon, The Edgewater Funds

Audrey and Jim Gorter

Ann and Douglas Grissom

Mary and David Grumhaus

Rachel Kohler and Mark Hoplamazian

Kabouter Management

The Kemmerer Family Foundation

The Kern Family Foundation

Emily and Robert King

Emily and John Kos


Liam Krehbiel

Lucy and Kenneth Lehman

Jim and Sara Lynch

Joanie and Andrew McKenna

Fayre and Bill Mynatt

Kay and Michael O'Halleran

Katie and Norm Olson

Cathy and Bill Osborn

PNC Foundation

Pritzker Traubert Foundation

Patricia and Paul Purcell

Anne and Chris Reyes

Reynolds Family Foundation

B. T. Rocca Jr. Foundation

Lydia and Pat Ryan

Dr. Scholl Foundation

Steans Family Foundation

Marcie and Avy Stein

Tobey and John Taylor

Marilyn and Lee Tenzer

Tully Family Foundation

Timothy Ubben

Marilyn and David Vitale

Jerry Newton and David Weinberg

Winston & Strawn

Sponsors ($5,000 - $9,999)

Allyn Foundation

Anonymous (2)


Seema and Raj Bhatia

The Robert Thomas Bobins Foundation

Mary and Chip Brennan

Cissy and Willard Bunn

Richard Campbell

Loretta and Robert Cooney

Wendy and John Cozzi

Cindy and Stephen Cruise

Joan DePree

Laurie and Brian Doherty

Janet and Craig Duchossois

Fifth Third Bank

Regan and Philip Friedmann

Carol and David Golder

Keith and Rodney Goldstein

Jean and John Greene

David Hiller Charitable Fund at the Chicago Community Foundation

Vicki and Bill Hood

Abby and P.J. Huizenga


JPMorgan Chase

Lynda and Gregory Kolb

Peter Levy / M. Block & Sons, Inc.

Anne and Joseph Linnen

Holly and John Madigan

Sue and Steve Mandel


McGraw Foundation

Linda and Dennis Myers

David Nelms

Marcia and Gerald Nowak

Shawna and Jay Owen

Mary and Robert Pasquesi

Jody and Sanford Perl

John Raitt

Cindy and Jim Rowe

Rose Lizarraga and David Scherer

Leslie Smith and Michael Uzer

Paula Sneed and Lawrence Bass

Matthew Steinmetz

Holly Hayes and Carl W. Stern

May and Edward Swan

Liz Thompson

Turano Foundation

Barbara and William Welke

Friends ($1,000—$4,999)

Jonathan Adams

Olga and Robert Bensman

Allan E. Bulley, Jr.

Margee and Christopher Burke

Susan and Michael Canmann

Rachel Cantor

The Comer Science and Education Foundation

Constance and David Coolidge

Anne M. Curti

Martin DiLoreto

Anne Dooley and Kurt Wittenberg

Derek R. B. Douglas

Kimberly and Scott Falk

Jenny and Mark Fennell

Fox Swibel Levin & Carroll LLP

David Carlins

Dana and Lee Gordon

Robert Gottfred

Jordan Hadelman

Patricia and William Hagenah

Charles H. & Beverly E. Shaw Foundation

Patricia and Jeff Heh

Patty and Craig Henderson

Jocelyn and Timothy Hirsch

Mary N. and Mark R. Hoffman

Suzy and Walter Holzer

HUGO BOSS Fashions

Pamela and Roger Hull

Kapil Kalokhe

Ira J. Kaufman Family Foundation / Stephen and Lori Kaufman

Vered and Jeremy Kaufman

Connie and Dennis Keller

Lisa and John Kinzelberg

Amy and Thomas Kuhns

Neal LaRoia

Barbara Letscher

Dan McCaffery

Matt McKee

Dede and Brad McLane

Jason Mueller

Kim Nemirow

Adam Nordin

Katy and Dave Pepper

Sally and Scott Pofcher

TJ and Rajeev Rathi

Eileen and Jeff Richards

Nancy Robinson

Evan Rodrigues

Belinda and Ryan Schultz

Barbara and Peter Sereda

Joanna and Robert Sevim

Shapiro Grynsztejn Family Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation

David N. Sheppard

Heather and Benjamin Sher

Andrew Small

Linda Stawicki

Sterling Partners

Linda and Robert Sullivan

Steven Taslitz

Noah Weiss

Eric White and Nathan Aslinger

Winona Capital Management

Emilee and Brian Wolfe

Michael D. Wright

In-Kind Supporters

AmeriCorps: Serve Illinois

Honey Butter Fried Chicken

Melissa and Greg Miller

Wells Fargo


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    Serve Illinois & AmeriCorps

    We are proud to partner with Serve Illinois, which oversees all aspects of program administration and training for the AmeriCorps program. AmeriCorps provides trained, dedicated people to help non-profit organizations accomplish their missions, and in Illinois 1,800+ volunteers support our communities. Our region's programming is funded in part by the Corporation for National and Community Service and Serve Illinois, and we are grateful for their support.